The new Broadway revival of On The Town will welcome So You Think You Can Dance winner and “America’s Favorite Dancer” Ricky Ubeda to the cast beginning February 27, 2015 for a limited engagement through April 26, 2015. Ubeda received the opportunity to join the cast as part of his prize for winning SYTYCD in September 2014. Directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for “Smash”) On The Town began previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opened on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Ricky Ubeda is originally from Miami, Florida where he began dancing at a young age. The majority of his dance training was done at Stars Dance Studio under the direction of Victor Smalley and Angel Armas. While attending Coral Reef Senior High School in 2014, Ricky auditioned for Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance and was eventually crowned the winner as “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Immediately following SYTYCD, Ricky participated in a 77-city nation wide tour. His accomplishments have been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine and he has been a live guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, to name a few. Ricky is also an emerging choreographer who brings his passionate and inspiring classes to young dancers across the nation.
On The Town is on more Top 10 lists than any other musical this year. It’s an “explosion of pure joy” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) with “the best dancing on Broadway” (Ben Brantley of The New York Times on NPR). Featuring eye popping sets and gorgeous costumes, On The Town has “a rapturous and red blooded score” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News) by Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest composers, brilliantly played by a 28 piece orchestra – the biggest on Broadway. This hit musical comedy is “everything a great show should be!” (Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal). Join three sailors with only 24-hour shore leave in New York as three beautiful New York women sweep them off their feet for one amazing night On The Town!